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Chesapeake's West Knoxville, Knoxville, TN

Chesapeake's West Knoxville

4.7
4.7
890 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Chesapeake’s West derives much of its authentic Eastern Shore qualities from décor that features genuine nautical antiques and artifacts. Pairing this cozy, seaside ambiance with welcoming service and fresh ingredients has made it the perfect spot for creating memorable moments.

As part of the Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, we offer fresh seafood that’s sourced daily, local, handcrafted microbrews, an extensive wine list and prime-graded beef. We are known for live Maine lobster, Maryland Crab cakes, a variety of fresh fish, and assorted oyster selection.

Chesapeake’s features a raw bar, Sunday brunch, and happy hour in the bar/lounge. Full menus — including gluten free options are available and can be enjoyed on our patio. Free onsite parking and a courtesy shuttle is available for local hotels.

Whether you come for the food, the drinks, or the atmosphere, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

Buffet only on Easter, Mother's & Father's Days, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Booked 48 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 851-9088

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387

  • Private party facilities

    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Cross street

    Sherlake Drive

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

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What 890 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for Brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Good for Groups

  • East Tennessee

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Best Overall

  • Knoxville

    Best Food

  • Knoxville

    Best Service

  • Knoxville

    Best Value

  • Knoxville

    Good for Groups

  • Knoxville

    Great for Lunch

  • Knoxville

    Special Occasion

  • Knoxville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Knoxville

    Most Booked

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  1. JC

    JohnC

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    My business partners ordered seafood platters which they said was very good. I ordered the Halibut which was overcooked.

  2. KO

    KOE1

    E. Tennessee

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful brunch with my elderly father and as usual Rachel and Nicole provided outstanding service!

  3. DS

    DianaS

    E. Tennessee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service!

  4. TS

    TkSC

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation celebration

  5. TC

    TonyC338

    E. Tennessee

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    ALWAYS A GREAT MEAL! Outstanding food and service!

  6. RB

    RobertB

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The sockeye salmon with pineapple garnish and the blackened halibut with tomato jam were excellent.

  7. BB

    BeverlyB

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I took my brother and sister, who are both from out of town visiting, for dinner. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. I had requested a booth.

  8. j

    joell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service and food was excellent. We were seated right away. Everything was Just perfect. Need to add some Vegan options to the menu.

  9. E

    Eric

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chesapeake's is one of the best meals you can get in Knoxville, and there isn't any other seafood that comes close to this quality and taste within 100 mile drive.

  10. OX

    OneXMarine

    E. Tennessee

    44 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1

    The food as usual was very good. I was critical of our server on our last visit and as I told my wife if I knew who he was I would apologize because Dylan B made him look like a super star. 15 minutes to get our water, 30 minutes to get our first drink, 33 minutes to get an appetizer, over an hour to get our entree's. I understand the challenges of owning a small business today but this is beyond the pale. We arrived on time for our reservation but were told if we wanted to sit outside we could get a table sooner. Not wanting to spend all night at the restaurant we agreed but my first question was why take reservations if you're not going to honor them? I'm reminded of comments made by former CEO's of major restaurant chains in saying that current prices and service at restaurants is not sustainable and that restaurants will begin to fail at a rapid rate. 30 minutes to the restaurant, 30 minutes back, and 90 minutes to get served and eat I just as well stay at home and cook ourselves and save the money and time. Chesapeake's was one of our favorite restaurants in Knoxville. Not sure we will be returning. Very disappointing.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food was awesome , wait was a little for service and food but overall good!

  12. KO

    KOE1

    E. Tennessee

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful brunch with the whole family!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I had a great experience! The service, environment and food were excellent!

  14. K

    Knoxvillediner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service, atmosphere, and location. Highly recommend.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  16. TL

    TerriL

    E. Tennessee

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We didn’t realize that it was buffet only, but that was fine. Our reservations were for 6:30. We got seated at 6:45 and immediately went to the buffet. The food was great, but they ran out of several items and didn’t replenish. That was at 7:15. I really thought for $40, we wouldn’t have to dig for certain items like fried shrimp. The food was great as it always is there, but I was disappointed that we didn’t have full access to all foods.

  17. O

    Oysterlover4

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I hadn’t realized it was a buffet that day. We wouldn’t have gone. My parents are old and both them and me, aren’t able to eat much at one time. The fresh seafood and prime rib were good. The sides were mediocre. I love the restaurant, but I prefer to order off the menu by far. The food is much better here cooked to order.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4

    We had no idea it was going to be a buffet for Mothers Day. We were looking forward to a sit down meal and ordering off the menu. At no time were we told it would be a buffet before arriving. That was our biggest disappointment along with the food being lukewarm.

  19. N

    Nick

    Phoenix

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Only buffet on Mothers Day

  20. k

    knoxvillediner

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch and all the items on the buffet. Just wished it were a tad quieter with the background music. There were lots of elderly there and it made it hard for them to hear, and if they had hearing aids...rut roh... But you are pretty much guaranteed great food and service when at Chesapeake's west!!

  21. TM

    ToddM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day brunch 💐

  22. CJ

    CJClipp

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always pleased with the personnel from the front desk to the wait staff. Enjoy your menu and bringing my guests to your lovely restaurant.

  23. VG

    VickiG

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food!

  24. k

    knoxdiner9

    E. Tennessee

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Overall our meal was good. Our server seemed bothered at times and was up and down in mood during our meal so it wasn’t the most welcoming meal I’ve had.

  25. BJ

    BillJ

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and wonderful food in a great atmosphere. We couldn't have had a more enjoyable evening. And to top things off, our awesome server, found my reading glasses after I left and called to let me know she had them. Will definitely be back.

  26. VG

    VickiG

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Celebrated Mother’s Day. Great food, excellent service from Danielle. It was a little too noisy to enjoy conversation at the table.

  27. w

    wino5

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Considering how busy it was, no place to park in parking lot. We were very pleased with the service & our table. Food came out fast & well prepared.

  28. KJ

    KellyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating my husband's birthday and our meal and service was excellent!! We will definitely be back!

  29. KO

    KOE1

    E. Tennessee

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was very good but nothing was outstanding.

  30. KO

    KOE1

    E. Tennessee

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Lunch with my dad but most of the food came out cold, which is very unusual. Rachel our server however was wonderful and tried to make the best of it!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding restaurant! Rachel in the bar area is awesome!

  32. BC

    BillC

    E. Tennessee

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Always very good.

  33. EM

    EdwardM

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food is always good. Our waiter Cliff was as good as one could ask for—friendly and efficient

  34. BB

    BeverlyB

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anthony was amazing. The food was great, as usual and we enjoyed the meal very much.

  35. HR

    HaroldR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great except we enjoy dining outside. It was good until a customer seated nest to us and let their dog sit in a chair backed up next to my seat. I am allergic to dog dander and this gave me a headache. The last time we dined outside there a customer let her dog upon the table. In my opinion this is not very sanitary.

  36. JT

    JonT

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Where Knoxville dines for fresh seafood!! The service is exceptional and the restaurant is conveniently located.

  37. DH

    DavidH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was very good, but the service was a little shaky. The waitress didn't offer bread (we had to ask a runner), and our entrees came about 2 minutes after we received our salads. She also never asked if we wanted more wine. She was very friendly though. Normally the service is better.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect service. Food was fantastic. Love Chesapeakes’s!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My birthday dinner was perfect! We love the seafood tower. We’ve never had a bad experience.

  40. C

    Cdotjdot

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Business dinner. Excellent meal, service and value.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Chesapeake's West Knoxville is rated 4.7 stars by 890 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 48 times today
Google Map for Chesapeake's West Knoxville

9630 Parkside Dr Knoxville, TN 37922

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Sherlake Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Knoxville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (865) 851-9088

  • Catering

    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387

  • Private party facilities

    https://coppercellar.tripleseat.com/party_request/3387

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